German Chocolate Surprise Cake

"A chocolate version of upside down cake."
 
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photo by Random Rachel photo by Random Rachel
photo by Random Rachel
photo by Random Rachel photo by Random Rachel
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F In an ungreased 9-inch cake pan, mix the topping ingredients. Spread evenly in the pan.
  • In small, microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate and 1/4 cup water on High 1-1.5 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Stir to blend.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended.
  • On low speed, beat in 3/4 cup of the flour and the milk. Add remaining 1/2 cup flour; beat well.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture until blended. Pour batter over the topping in the pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen. Place serving plate upside down over cake in pan. Turn the plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm or cool.

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Reviews

  1. tlmstonewall
    A definitely good surprise. Not your traditional german chocolate cake, but VERY tasty.
     
  2. Random Rachel
    This was a good, thick cake. I iced it instead of using the nuts, etc. and marbled it by adding the chocolate to only half a recipe. The sister that I made it for loved it :0) For ZWT6 N.
     
  3. MomLuvs6
    This was easy and quick to make. A very rich cake. Family loved. Made for ZWT6- German Forum Challenge: Chocolate Challenge!! The No-Nonsense Nibblers
     
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